Higher education (page 177)

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    Drawing the Wrong Conclusion XIII — the everything isn’t everything edition

    While parked at Duke University I had a bumper sticker ripped from my car that simply said “Question Global Warming.” — Roy Cordato, 6/7/2009 The last entry in this series was impressed by a North Carolina politician able to say two contradictory things in one breath without…
    Jon Sanders, May 19, 2014
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    TIME tackles the recent higher ed silliness

    It’s not just right-of-center commentators taking note of recent silliness involving college commencement ceremonies. The latest issue of TIME tackles the topic as well. Zealous students at such institutions as Brandeis University, Smith College and Rutgers University have leveraged social media to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 19, 2014
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    Henninger aims at higher ed loonies

    Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal is not likely to be invited to many college faculty Christmas parties any time soon. Why? Read his latest “Wonder Land” column. It’s been a long time coming, but America’s colleges and universities have finally descended into…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2014
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    UNC professor embarrasses self with ridiculous Common Core letter

    Robert Sealock of Chapel Hill has something to say and the News & Observer let him say it! In his May 3 letter “ A standards evaluation commission the way to go,” Jerry Tillman, a legislator from Archdale, tried to prove that Republicans are not politicizing the battle…
    Terry Stoops, May 12, 2014
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    Leef’s latest Forbes column notes problems created by a ‘generous’ Uncle Sam

    George Leef shares with Forbes readers his concerns about lenient rules for paying back college student loans. People keep talking about the high burden of college debt, which now surpasses credit card debt. And the federal government is doing something to help. Unfortunately, what…
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2014
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    Henninger: Obama administration has unleashed the higher ed Left

    Daniel Henninger‘s latest column for the Wall Street Journal probes disturbing trends within the political left on American college campuses. It’s obvious that the far left has decided there are no longer constraints on what it can do to anyone who disagrees with it.
    Mitch Kokai, May 9, 2014
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    Innovation challenging traditional higher ed structures for MBAs

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek documents interesting changes in the traditional approach to higher education in business. When Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business launched an online MBA program in 1999, few traditional universities had embraced distance learning. Online degrees were more typically offered by for-profit outfits…
    Mitch Kokai, May 6, 2014
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    Commentary article trashes new Nifong-biased book on the Duke lacrosse case

    Writing in the latest issue of Commentary magazine, Brooklyn College history professor KC Johnson explains why a new book on the infamous Duke lacrosse case fails miserably, especially because of its reliance on the recollection of disgraced former Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong.
    Mitch Kokai, May 2, 2014